American Paint Horse Foundation Announces 2013 Leadership

At the 2012 American Paint Horse Association Convention, held October 4-6 in Fort Worth, Texas, the American Paint Horse Foundation elected new officers and reappointed current leadership. Two expiring board members were reappointed for 3-year terms, and two board members were added after the board voted to increase the number of allowed members to 15, with a 12-member board being the optimum. The 2013 APHF Board includes: President Linda Gordon, Argyle, Texas Vice President Cheryl Newman, New Berlin, Illinois Jean Fell, Franktown, Colorado Daranne Folino, Plano, Texas Grace Harris, Vancouver, Washington Dr. John Hertner, Kearney, Nebraska Jackie Mellon, Navasota, Texas Pat Mullins, Bumpass, Virginia Paula Mullins, Rock Port, Missouri Renee Robinson, Fort Worth, Texas Preston Shaw, Parsons, Tennessee Board members Grace Harris of Vancouver, Washington, and Preston Shaw of Parsons, Tennessee, were both reappointed for new three-year terms; Daranne Folino and Renee Robinson were both newly appointed members.
The American Paint Horse Foundation, whose primary mission centers on heritage and education, is chartered as a non-profit corporation. Learn more about how the foundation benefits the lives of American Paint Horses and their enthusiasts at
About the American Paint Horse Association The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.